COVID-19 Vaccine Information
COPC has Moderna and J&J vaccine available to anyone 18 years and older. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available to anyone 12 years and older. Appointments are required but open to everyone, not just COPC patients. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd dose appointments are available according to FDA and CDC guidelines.
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COPC wants all of our patients and community to get the vaccine. If none of our appointments work for you, there are other options available - hospital systems, local pharmacies, grocery stores, and health departments. Click here to find additional vaccination options in our community that may be more convenient for you.
Some of our COPC sites now have vaccine available in the office. If you are a COPC patient, call your provider's office about their availability.
Third Doses for Immunocompromised Patients
The FDA and CDC have recommended that an additional dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can be administered to individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. Other fully vaccinated individuals do not need an additional vaccine dose at this time.
There is no recommendation at this time for J&J recipients to get another dose of J&J or another vaccine. The CDC is reviewing the data for J&J and will make a recommendation for J&J in the future.
Did You Lose Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card?
If you received your COVID-19 vaccine at COPC and lost your vaccine card, follow the instructions below.
If you see a COPC doctor and have access to the patient portal, you can access your immunization record on your own! Click here to log into the patient portal via web or go to the Healow app on your mobile phone. Go to My Records → Immunizations.
If you do not see a COPC doctor OR do not have access to the patient portal, call our Medical Records department at (614) 326-2672, Option 3 to request a copy of your COVID-19 immunization record.
What to expect from the COVID-19 vaccine
The newly FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine is ready to be safely and effectively distributed. But with this announcement comes many questions: Is the vaccine safe? Who gets it first? What do I need to know about this vaccine? COPC is here to help you find answers.
Answers to Common Questions
What is this "new" mRNA vaccine and is it safe?
- mRNA vaccines are new but not unknown. Researchers have studied them extensively for decades, meaning this process can be standardized and scaled up. This makes vaccine development faster than traditional methods.
- Despite the fact that the COVID-19 virus and vaccines are new, the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine are the priority. Due to the severity and lethality of COVID-19, getting the vaccine is a safer choice.
- mRNA vaccines do not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. Meaning they cannot give you the virus and they do not alter or interact with DNA in any way.
- To learn more here about the unknown, long-term, serious side effects of mRNA vaccines, click here.
If I get vaccinated, will it give me COVID-19?
After receiving the vaccine you may experience some mild side effects. These side effects are not the same as having the actual virus.
The most common side effects include fatigue, headache, soreness or redness at the injection site, and muscle or joint pain. These should not prevent you from getting a vaccine that can prevent you from catching or spreading this deadly virus.
How, if at all, will the vaccine be beneficial to myself and others?
By becoming vaccinated, you will be protected from illness which could impact your ability to do your daily activities. It also protects you from severe illness which could lead to hospitalization or even death.
The vaccine will also help you protect everyone in the community, including those who are at higher risk of complications. This will allow us to eventually resume “normal” life - including opening restaurants, movie theaters, and other public gathering places.
What precautions should I take after getting vaccinated?
Continuing to wear masks and social distance will reduce your chance of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Proper prevention measures coupled with the vaccine will provide the best protection from COVID-19.
What are COPC's goals?
We have two clear goals: To save lives and slow the spread of the virus. We are committed to providing you with the most up-to-date COVID-19 information and will continue to do so.
Where can I find additional information and FAQ's
For more information and FAQ’s from the Ohio Department of Health, click here.